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Chemical Technologies opens flagship facility in Fort Pierce
Fort Pierce will be home to Chemical Technologies Holding Corporation’s (ChemTech) flagship facility, a one-of-a-kind lumber treatment plant created to showcase the company’s ground-breaking TechWood product.
Production at the Techwood facility will begin in late August. This first phase, 8,000 square feet on Commercial Circle, will employ approximately eight people and has been third-party qualified and certified to produce and apply ChemTech’s protective, environmentally friendly treatments to soft wood lumber, plywood and engineered wood. Expansion planning is underway for another 2,000 square feet of operations and additional jobs.
“Using patented, proven chemistry, decades of expertise, and state-of-the art technology, ChemTech has created an innovative treatment process that stabilizes and protects wood products from mold, rot, termites and fire,” said ChemTech President Tom Comery. “Our Fort Pierce facility was created to model the TechWood application process for structural building component manufacturers, sawmills and lumber dealers as we build a network of applicators.”
“TechWood is innovative, non-hazardous and offers ten times the capacity of competitive producers,” Comery said. The patent-pending treatment produces a semi-permeable barrier that allows the wood to breathe while locking in long-lasting protections, he said.
“Construction activity is booming in St. Lucie County so locating the TechWood facility here makes perfect sense,” said St. Lucie County Commission Chairman Sean Mitchell. “We need pioneering U.S. companies like ChemTech as we grapple with ongoing supply chain disruptions and unprecedented demand for housing.”
TechWood sequesters 73% of formaldehyde emissions and other volatile organic compounds resulting in healthier indoor air quality, is 30% lighter than pressure-treated lumber, offers a 50% reduction in moisture absorption, and improves dimensional stability by 69%, said Comery.
“Siting ChemTech’s flagship facility here in St. Lucie County creates great synergy due to the high demand for home-building materials in our region and as we expand our area’s advanced manufacturing capabilities,” said Pete Tesch, president of the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC). “This was an exciting project for both the EDC and our county.”
About Chemical Technologies Holding Corporation
Chemical Technologies Holding Corporation (ChemTech) is committed to developing innovative, environmentally friendly chemical formulations that protect building products from the ravages of Mother Nature. ChemTech’s TechWood suite of products offers robust, factory applied protective formulations that stabilize and defend wood against mold, fire, termites and fungal decay. The TechWood production and treatment facility is located in Fort Pierce, FL. For more information, visit www.chemtechholding.com.
For Immediate Release
DATE October 5, 2022
Contact: Jessamine Pottle
Bangor based Haley Ward, Inc. acquires The MilCor Group, Inc. in Florida
BANGOR, ME- Haley Ward has acquired The MilCor Group, Inc. a woman-owned multi-
disciplined engineering firm with offices in Port St. Lucie, and Hobe Sound, Florida. This is the
second acquisition for Haley Ward in as many weeks, and expands the Haley Ward footprint in
Florida, to now have a presence and offer services on both coasts of Florida.
“We are excited to welcome another firm to the Haley Ward team.” said Haley Ward President &
CEO Denis. St. Peter, PE. “About half of our growth over the past several years has come from
acquiring firms that provide excellent service to their clients to which in turn adds depth and
opportunities to our team of experts. We look forward to collaborating with Melissa and her
employees to expand our services in Florida.”
MilCor will be known as MilCor Group, a division of Haley Ward during a transition phase. Both
offices and 12 employees have joined Haley Ward.
“Since 2008 MilCor has been providing engineering, construction inspection, and project
management services with a strong focus on cost and quality control. We continually strive to
balance economic, environmental, and social responsibilities. After meeting Denis and members of the Haley Ward team, we knew that we would be able to expand the range of services we can offer our clients, without sacrificing who we are and what we believe in as a company,” said Melissa G. Corbett, PE Founder and President of MilCor, Inc.
Haley Ward COO Travis Noyes, PE, said, “MilCor works hard to remain an active participant in shaping their communities by dedicating time and resources to a wide variety of organizations, and have been the recipient of several environmental stewardship awards. This aligns greatly with the Haley Ward culture and values, so we knew they would be a great fit and a wonderful addition to the team”.
About MilCor Group, Inc.: The MilCor Group is a Certified Woman-Owned consulting
engineering firm located in Florida. MilCor provides civil-site, roadway, stormwater, utilities, and agricultural engineering, construction inspection, and project management. Their clients include State and Federal agencies, municipalities, commercial and industrial clients.
About Haley Ward, Inc.: Haley Ward is an employee-owned professional engineering,
environmental and surveying consulting firm with approximately 170 employees in Maine,
Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida. Learn more at www.haleyward.com.